View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Even UAE Dates Must Wear Burqas

In the UAE at this time of the year, the mercury is consistently reaching 40 degrees, the birds are squawking to keep predators away from their precious nests and the dates are turning from green to a variegated color.

It’s time for the maturing dates to be dressed in full burqa to protect them from those who desire to snaffle their ripening harvest.

Geoff Pound.

Image: Dates in burqas.